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Prof Markandya delivers today's I-SEE seminar

Do health co-benefits compensate the economic costs of the Paris climate agreement?

Tech giants need to take more responsibility

Dr Sarah Glozer, School of Management writes for The Conversation on why tech giants need to take more responsibility for the advertising that makes them billions.

SAMIS unavailable on 17-18 December

SAMIS will be unavailable on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December due to an upgrade.

A Carer Friendly University - 24 January 2019

Do you have caring responsibilities? Come along to the initial meeting to discuss setting up a Carers' Network

Stay safe from phishing attacks and scam emails

Advice on phishing attacks and scam emails from our Computing Services team.

An Autism Friendly University - 4 April 2019: Save the Date

Our Autism Awareness Week event looks at how to remove barriers and develop an inclusive and supportive culture for autistic students and staff

England cricketing stars recognised at Winter ceremonies

Cricketing stars Anya Shrubsole and Marcus Trescothick will both receive Honorary degrees today.

An evening of Digital Transformation

Our Chancellor hosted School of Management alumni and guests at our London offices.

Pitch your idea at the Teaching Development Fund Sandpit

Registrations now open for the TDF sandpit which will be held on 9 January 2019.

Rugby researchers turn to horse racing to tackle spinal injuries

Building on the success of previous injury prevention work, our sports scientists are working with the BHA on a new project designed to improve rider safety.

Changes to Doctoral Confirmation Process

Read the new guidance for staff and students.

Join us in celebrating Winter Graduations

Over 1,000 postgraduate students graduate from the University this week at our Winter Award Ceremonies.

Welcome to your new email service

It's a brand new week and the first step of our 'Collaborate. Share. Achieve' project is now complete.

Dr Andre Barrinha on Brexit, defence and security

Dr Andre Barrinha, PoLIS, discusses Britain and the EU's foreign and security policy.

University partners with GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace announce a £32 million Centre with the University as a strategic academic partner.

Order University of Bath Christmas Cards

2018 Christmas cards can now be ordered from Imaging, Design & Print Services

Beat the queues with self-service tills on campus

New tills introduced to Fresh, 4W Cafe sand Sports cafe in response to your feedback.

Safety and respecting one another when travelling

When visibility is reduced, safety and respect for one another is even more important.

Update from Council on 29 November 2018

A report of the Council meeting held on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Architecture graduate wins global competition

Architecture graduate, Justin Bean, has been awarded this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Medal for undergraduate students.

Dr Kate Woodthorpe discusses funeral poverty on Radio 4

Dr Kate Woodthorpe (CDAS, SPS) on Radio 4’s Money Box Live discussing funeral poverty.

Temporary closure of G car park - 11 December

G car park, next to the Sports Training Village, will be closed temporarily from 11pm10 December to 11 December 2018.

New research highlights ethnic split in university choices

The study, from our Department of Education, is the first to explore how the ethnic composition of where students grow up might impact their university choices.

Email migration happening this weekend (8 & 9)

The only thing you need to do is to switch off your computer before you leave work today.

IPR Publishes New Policy Brief on Green Transport

New Policy Brief looks at developing green transport infrastructures to promote environmentally sustainable, low carbon growth in devolved regions of England.

Brad Evans (PoLIS) on Left Anchor podcast

Brad Evans, Professor in Political Violence, discusses violence and neoliberalism on Left Anchor.

Spaceflight does not compromise major part of the immune system

Research involving Bath health scientists shows extended periods of time in orbit does not negatively impact the body’s ability to fight off infections.

Rugby research in list of university breakthroughs

Our work to improve player safety in rugby forms part of UUK's national #MadeAtUni campaign.

The Formula Student Electric China Competition

Team Bath Racing Electric members Will Minter-Kemp & Natalie Kyprianou are interviewed by RTHK about the Formula Student Electric China competition.

Science meets Practice: Academic Research for Utilities

Jan Peter van der Hoek from Delft University of Technology and Waternet, the Amsterdam water company, discusses cooperation between utilities and universities next Thursday.

‘The I’s have it’ when it comes to education rates

Speakers of languages that allow personal pronouns to be dropped are less likely to have completed secondary or tertiary education, according to new findings.

Study takes stand on true benefits of getting out of your chair

A new health study provides fresh insights on the energy cost of sitting versus standing for sedentary workers.

The Quads wins silver for Best Accommodation

The British Educational Travel Association recognised our flexible student accommodation at the British Youth Travel Awards.

Caroline Ang joins the IMI as Institute Manager

Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) is delighted to welcome Caroline Ang as its new Manager.

Alumna aboard the International Space Station

University Aerospace Engineering graduate from 2004, Anne McClain, blasted off from Kazakhstan.

Congratulations to our new HEA Fellows via the Bath Course

The Bath Course is for lecturers and teaching fellows to support their development whilst on probation. Successful completion of all elements of the course results in obtaining HEA Fellowship.

Take your discoveries further

How the Discovery Series is bringing research to alumni and friends.

Talk Teaching LUNCHTIME HUB: Next Gen Teaching Spaces

Join us for a workshop that explores the future of learning and teaching spaces.

Help fund a research project to make plastic from cellulose

Fund a specialist 3D print-head for constructing intricate and sustainable structures from cellulose.

A summer working on ultrasound tomography

Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student, Paul Hetherington, worked with Professor Manuchehr Soleimani as a research assistant this summer.

Curator and writer Ben Borthwick to chair artist talk

Hear from artists Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta this Friday evening from 6pm, sharing the ideas behind their films, currently showing in The Edge.

New IPR Policy Podcast: What is the 'Will of the People'?

Listen to Anthony Barnett explore the concept of the 'Will of the People' and address key questions at the heart of Brexit.

Hong Kong schools engagement bears fruit

Colleagues in the Recruitment & Admissions team have just returned from a trip to Hong Kong.

University event in Hong Kong a great success

The University celebrated a successful week of activity and achievement in Hong Kong.

Collaborate. Share. Achieve. One week to go.

The first step in our exciting ‘Collaborate. Share. Achieve’ project, powered by Office 365, is almost upon us.

Writing Quality Papers: a ten step process

Offering a ten step process to help you write with speed and confidence, while increasing your chance of getting published in your target journal

Maths challenge: solving the half knight's tour

Dr Geoffrey Smith presents the solution and thinking behind a new take on a classic maths problem

Retirement event on Weds 9 Jan: places available

Please book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS).We welcome partners, please request their place by emailing 'staffdev@bath.ac.uk'

The Bear Market - Economics or Investor Psychology?

Professor Richard Fairchild writes for China Global Television Network

Staff Spotlight on... Abbie Jordan

Abbie from Psychology has just won ‘I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!’

Join us for the Teaching Development Fund sandpit

The Teaching Development Fund (TDF) will once again hold its landmark sandpit event. Register now to be considered for the event which takes place on 9 January 2019

CSCT Blog: Tackling Palm Oil with Rainforest Foundation Norway

Out of the Research Lab and into the Fjord - CSCT student Rob Hicks visits Rainforest Foundation Norway to work on the issue of palm oil

A greener alternative to UK's 'illegal' power scheme

Published on The Conversation, written by Marcelle McManus

World AIDS Day

Join the fight against AIDS and buy your ribbon on the parade today

Teaming up with night clubs for student safety & wellbeing

Staff at three of Bath’s leading nightclubs have undertaken training to ensure their customers enjoy safe nights out free from harassment.

IT maintenance affects software & SharePoint sites: Tues 4 Dec

Planned IT maintenance on Tues 4 Dec, 7am to 9am

Paula Kover writes: what is a species?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages, where The Conversation asks experts to answer questions from kids

PAM launching new studentship form on 3 December

The new digital form will be launched in PAM for requesting leveraged University research studentships

Potentially deadly bacterium on everyone’s skin

Scientists from the Milner Centre for Evolution warn S. epidermidis should be taken more seriously

Join our Tobacco Control Research Group

We’re recruiting new academic, research and professional staff roles to support our work researching and exposing the tactics of the tobacco industry

Do you have a spinal cord injury? Help guide our research

Get involved in our patient and public involvement group

Max Antson maths case study: taking every opportunity

Final year MMath student Max Antson on making the most of his time at Bath from salsa lessons to collaborating with CERN.

CSCT PhD students attend residential at Magdalen Farm

CSCT's new PhD students spent 3 days at Magdalen Farm where they participated in team building activities and a tour of the farm's sustainable practices.

Starting out in pharmaceuticals: Sam’s story

Chemical Engineering student, Sam Lewis, talks about his placement year at Patheon

New apps coming soon with Office 365

Introducing the exciting new apps coming in 2019 with Office 365

Welcoming our latest Global Chair

Professor Ramsés H. Mena from the National Autonomous University of Mexico joins us as a 2018-2019 Global Chair

Why Britain finds it hard to talk about death

Kate Woodthorpe on 'From Prince Charles and his mother down, why Britain finds it hard to talk about death'

The Art of Organising Hope

Ana Dinerstein (SPS) speaks about the success of her book and the movement for change it’s inspiring around the world.

University Impact Fund now open

Find out how to apply, and to help you develop and evidence the impact of your research and inform your REF impact Case study.

I-SEE People and Energy - a relationship in transition

Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive of the Energy Institute, will explore the changing relationship between people and energy, the tensions between costs and benefits, rights and responsibilities, local and global.

Let's talk about (real and fake) sex - The Gender Knot podcast

Dr Sam Carr, Department of Education, appears on 'The Gender Knot' podcast.

Bath psychologists part of new BBC series

Dr Nathalia Gjersoe and Dr Susanna Martin from our Department of Psychology were both part of the making of the new BBC2 series focused on child development.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Bystander Training

The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team are offering new training sessions for staff.

CAMERA Commissioned by Aardman

CAMERA were honoured to be commissioned by Aardman to provide motion capture for 11-11: Memories Retold.

CSCT Blog: Sustainability in Practice

CSCT PhD student Maria Weber writes about her two-month internship with Reckitt Benckiser (RB).

Call for Santander Technology Fund now open!

Santander Technology Fund is offering £1000-£5000 worth funds for innovative and inclusive ideas to facilitate progression in teaching and learning in and around the University.

An introduction to using social media

A foundation level course aimed at academic, research, administrative, and technical staff wanting an introductory guide to using social media.

Staff Spotlight on Dr Janet Goodall

Janet, Lecturer in the Department of Education talks theology, pseudonyms, and the Litany Against Fear.

Is God Colour Blind?

Professor Anthony Reddie will explore ethnic and cultural differences at this event on 29 Nov.

Universities team up with night clubs to ensure student safety and wellbeing

Staff at three of Bath’s leading nightclubs have undertaken training to ensure their customers enjoy safe nights out free from harassment.

IT maintenance affects Single Sign-On and iTrent

Tuesday 27 November, 7am-9am

FRESH CDT Core Skills Training at Bath

The first cohort of students for FRESH CDT (the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability, a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter) visited Bath from 5 to 16 November for their Core Skills Training.

Three warnings for the UK from Down Under

Professor Charlie Lees, PoLIS, writes for the Brexit blog.

Christmas at the University's food outlets

Opening times for the Christmas vacation and the festive food and drink available on campus.

Bath to lead €4M physics EU Innovative Training Network

The University will lead a network of 12 EU universities and companies to train new researchers in the area of optical frequency combs in microresonators.

Order University of Bath Christmas Cards

2018 Christmas cards can now be ordered from Imaging, Design & Print Services.

I-SEE 'People and energy – a relationship in transition'

Louise Kingham, Chief Executive of the Energy Institute, will present at the next I-SEE seminar on Tuesday 27 November.

Collaborate. Share. Achieve - Office 365 is coming

Our journey to the cloud with Office 365 will see the Microsoft collection rolled out to our entire community.

Exhibition on campus selected as Pick of The Week

The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a major annual opportunity for moving-image artists in the first five years of their practice. See this years selection at The Edge.

Redesigning the staff landing page

Find out about your next chance to try it out and tell us what you think.

TBRe to compete at Formula Student Electric China

Team Bath Racing Electric will compete in their first international Formula Student event.

The Youth Sport Trust Mission: harnessing the power of sport and play

Come and listen to inspirational leader—Alison Oliver, Chief Executive, Youth Sport Trust—the leading sporting charity in the UK with a focus on children and young people.

URB wins big at the Student Radio Awards

On Thursday 8 November, University Radio Bath past and present descended on the indigo at The O2 for the Student Radio Awards.

HIV testing week event - Thursday 22 Nov

As it is National HIV Testing Week next week we are hosting Jamie Styler from The Eddystone Trust.

From Fellini to Ferrante: the cinematic vision of My Brilliant Friend

Dr Adalgisa Giorgio, PoLIS, comments on the television adaptation of Elena Farrante's My Brilliant Friend.

Hues of Habitability: 21 November

Dr Sarah Rugheimer will deliver the 2018, and inaugural, Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture.

Wednesday evening screenings of two extraordinary films

View two works commissioned for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018 on the theme of Unintended Consequences. Open until 7pm.

Filmmaking for teenagers with Screenology, Sat 8 Dec

Do you know a 14-18 year old who would love to make a documentary-style film?

The problems with predicting the post-Brexit economy

Dr Bruce Morley, Department of Economics, discusses the economic effects of Brexit.

Update from Council

Update from the Council meeting which was held on 25 October 2018.

Architecture receives top rankings

Our Architecture course has been awarded the top ranking by both The Complete University Guide and the Good University Guide for 2019.

Embracing cultural differences/building working relationships

Looking at some of the key challenges you might need to overcome when supervising students from cultural and language backgrounds different to yours.

An evening of dance-theatre with Wayne Parsons Dance

Enjoy this double bill on Saturday 24 November, with discounts available for staff.

World Toilet Day 2018

Naomi Deering attended the Bath Alumni Discovery Series event to talk about her research on safe sanitation.

ahs wins silver for Business Tourism and Venue

The University’s Conference and Events team were recognised for excellent service and high end facilities.

IPR to Explore Health Impact of Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar

New project with Mathematical Sciences and SAMBa awarded funding by the University of Bath Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Calling all staff: The Edge needs your feedback

Jamie Eastman shares ideas for how our vibrant arts centre on campus can continue to thrive.

Government launch EU Settlement Scheme pilot for HE sector

This pilot applies to EU citizens and non-EU family members of EU citizens working in the higher education sector and is open until 21 December 2018.

IT maintenance affects Business Objects, RESNET and more

Tue 19 Nov, 7am to 9am

Please review your Wiki content

There is a Wiki upgrade coming.

Monday Dance Classes: combining ballet, street & yoga

Start your week with dance with evening classes on campus combining ballet, street dance and yoga.

Designability's 50th Annual Lecture

Join us for our 50th annual lecture - Assistive and Enabling Technologies; Past, Present and Future

HRH The Earl of Wessex visits University

We welcomed our Chancellor to campus this week to visit staff and students from Psychology and the new Milner Centre for Evolution.

How we discovered how ‘galactic fountains' were powered

Stephen Hamer, Postdoctoral Researcher of Astrophysics, writes for The Conversation.

Human evolution is still happening – possibly faster than ever

Professor Laurence Hurst, from the Milner Centre of Evolution, writes for The Conversation.

Change Champion helps Bath students gain industry insight

How Biology student George Griffiths used his Change Champion volunteering project to help fellow students gain valuable business networking experience.

Thursday fitness dance classes, open to all

Try Barre Fluid lunchtime sessions at 12.30pm on campus

Visualising data on placement at CFMS

Mechanical Engineering student, Tom Hunt, spent the third year of his degree on placement at the Centre for Modelling and Simulation. During his time on placement, he developed a virtual reality demonstration to show the services the Centre offered.

Johnny Gorman features on Sky Sports

Former Northern Ireland international Johnny Gorman has spoken about combining his football career with studying psychology, making his Northern Ireland debut at 17, and coming up against Andrea Pirlo on Sky Sports.

Obituary - Gill Trevett, formerly of Registry

The University is saddened to announce the death of Gill Trevett, formerly Senior Assistant Registrar, who passed away on 29 October.

Invacuation siren - are you ready?

In some situations it is safer to remain inside a building, with the doors and windows closed.

IPR seminar: Public Value and Data Driven Policing

Dr Ian Kearns will explore how new technology and big data is transforming crime and policing.

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds wins Grierson Award

The popular Channel 4 series, which features Bath Professor Malcolm Johnson, took home a prestigious Grierson Award at last week’s ceremony.

Staff discounts on Nov performances at The Edge

Plus 20% Off when you book The Hotel Experience and Wayne Parsons Dance: Double Bill

A year in the life of a Technical Manager

David Williams gives us an insight into his role as Technical Manager in the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

Lunch with Impact on 10 Dec

The next Lunch with Impact session, on 10 December, will explore how the REF panels assessed impact in 2014.

First place in AIChE poster competition

Stephen Salve Doliente, PhD student in Chemical Engineering, takes first place in the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) poster competition.

More golden opportunities for students

Our 50 new Gold Scholars had the chance to meet their alumni Gold Members at a special networking event.

Creating spaces for people: Heba’s placement story

Civil Engineering student, Heba Tabidi, spent a year working as a Civil Structures Industrial Trainee at Arup.

Bath and Monash sign joint PhD agreement

Delegation from Bath visited Monash University to attend the official signing ceremony.

Conversation with Cake: Learning and Teaching Journal Club

An opportunity for academics, teaching fellows and others who teach with a particular interest to meet to discuss issues in HE whilst eating cake.

Find out all about bats with The Avon Bat Group on Friday

Discover more about these fascinating creatures at a free talk at 7pm.

Cosmic fountains on BBC Science In Action

Dr Stephen Hamer speaks on Science in Action about galactic fountains.